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The central figure is an old miser, who in parsimonionsness is a Harpahon. And, like Fosene, boarded his money in a secret cellar, where he met his death. We first find him begging on the. ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

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Credited cast:
Charles Inslee ... The Miser
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Second Villain
Arthur V. Johnson ... Bank Clerk
Florence Lawrence ... Bank Customer / Landlady
Jeanie Macpherson ... Bank Customer
Mack Sennett ... Man on the Street
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... First Villain
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The central figure is an old miser, who in parsimonionsness is a Harpahon. And, like Fosene, boarded his money in a secret cellar, where he met his death. We first find him begging on the. street, a young girl passes and drops her purse, which the miser picks up. When she returns to regain it he knocks her insensible and makes off. Finding a generous roll of notes in the purse, he goes to the bank to have them exchanged for gold coin. A couple of thugs witness the transaction and are at once infected by the money fever. They follow the miser to his home, the cellar, and while he sleeps they break in and are securing the money when he awakes. They pounce upon him and he is made to pay the penalty of his greed with his life. The thugs go to their own squalid hovel, which is presided over by an old hag. She is sent from the room and they divide the spoils. While the division is equal, each is invidious of the other's share. They retire, both possessed of the same thought, one waiting for... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1908 (USA) See more »

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3 by Griffith
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Money Mad (1908)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A homeless man finds a wallet full of money and this sets off a mad cap of adventure for various characters. Here's a comedy from Griffith, which remains interesting throughout even though the comedy never really shines through.

Song of the Shirt, The (1908)

** (out of 4)

More melodrama from D.W. Griffith, this time he covers the poor living in an urban area. Once again, nothing too special here, although Griffith does a nice job at showing off the living conditions of these poor people.

Romance of a Jewess (1908)

** (out of 4)

A female working in a pawn shop oversteps her arranged marriage so that she can be with her true love who just happens to be an Indian. Slight melodrama from D.W. Griffith really doesn't have anything overly interesting going for it.


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